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VOL. 126 | NO. 235 | Friday, December 2, 2011

MULYP Awards Honor ‘Agents of Change’

By Aisling Maki

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Memphis Urban League Young Professionals celebrates its second annual Agents of Change Awards Saturday, Dec. 3, honoring individuals and organizations that have made contributions to the community.

The ceremony is at 7 p.m. at Opera Memphis, 6745 Wolf River Parkway.

Founded in 2003, MULYP is an all-volunteer group and the local affiliate of the National Urban League Young Professionals.

Its purpose is to support the mission of the Memphis Urban League and National Urban League, which help African-Americans and other ethnic groups expand economic opportunities and secure parity, power and civil rights.

Organized by MULYP’s board, the dinner and ceremony will be a red-tie gala – a black-tie affair with holiday flair.

The awards will honor individuals and organizations nominated in eight categories, including those who have made contributions to the community in the fields of health care, education and the arts.

One nonprofit organization and one Greek letter organization will be honored.

“As young professionals, we feel it is our duty to acknowledge those among us making a tremendous difference in this city,” said MULYP President Lori Spicer. “These finalists truly represent the best of Memphis, and we are ecstatic to celebrate their achievements.”

About 300 Memphians, including Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Jr., attended last year’s sold-out Agents of Change Awards, held at the Tower Room atop Clark Tower in East Memphis.

This year’s finalists are:

Tickets are $50. Visit www.mulyp.org for more information.

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